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Ukraine: 50 refugees arrived in Puglia, ‘all too bad’

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Ukraine, soldiers and military vehicles on the outskirts of Kiev (ANSA)

(ANSA) – TROIA (FOGGIA), 10 MAR – “I arrive from Donbass and there are only bombs there”. Irina is a Ukrainian refugee who arrived in Troia (Foggia) last night on board the bus hired by the municipal administration. With her other 50 compatriots (2 men, 6 children and 42 women) who fled the war: the youngest is 2, the oldest 78. They also brought a cat and a rabbit with them. They traveled for 28 long hours, from Medika in Poland to the municipality of Foggia. “It’s all too bad,” Irina repeated to reporters. “My family is divided, it is located in other regions of Ukraine”. The municipal councilor Urbano di Pierro accompanied them: “We were stopped for 12 hours at the border – he reported – the refugees had bureaucratic problems, then there was also a lot of traffic”. For five days (the time of quarantine) they will be hosted in the former San Domenico convent, then whoever can join relatives and friends in Italy. Di Pierro also says that the Ukrainians “arrive at the border on buses that leave them two kilometers away”, therefore “they had to walk the road: women with strollers and elderly people on crutches”. “They are all divided families – he continues – I have seen children who encouraged their mothers because the latter now have their eyes destroyed; they are very tired, they come from days and days of war”. Urbano Di Pierro also says that “it is a human line that never ends; we discovered that the supermarkets have been used as dormitories: there are people sleeping everywhere, I could not hold back the tears”. (HANDLE).

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